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The Steiner Family

Contributed by Jim Bishop


Johann Steiner, of Roman Catholic faith, living in Neuchatel, Switzerland, after marriage to a Protestant girl removed to Zizers, Switzerland.

Johann Battista Steiner, his son, married a Meier.

Johann Steiner, their son, born 1798, died Sept. 18, 1850. Married Anna Barbara Joos in 1826, and settled in Ardeer, Canton Graubuenden. Anna Barbara Joos, born Dec. 25, 1807, died July 4, 1905, was one of ten children: Anna, Christina, Katrina, Conradin, Georg, Raget, Jakob, Anna Barbara, and two others who died in infancy.

To Johann and Anna Barbara Joos Steiner nine children were born: Ursula (who later took the name Julia), Anna Margreth, Johann Battista, Katrina, Anna, Christina, Elizabeth, Jakob, and Anna Barbara. Of these Elizabeth and Anna Barbara died in infancy. The families of the remaining seven children are given below, with the form of name as used by them in this country.

I. DESCENDANTS OF JULIA STEINER NIEBAUM

Henry H. Niebaum, died Jan 31, 1885
Julia Steiner Niebaum, born Jan. 16, 1828, died March 16, 1911

I. LIZZIE A. B. NIEBAUM (deceased)

II. WILLIAM H. NIEBAUM

  1. Irene Niebaum
  2. Julia Niebaum
  3. Anna Niebaum (deceased)
  4. Laura Niebaum

III. HARRY J. G. NIEBAUM married Emma Cronmiller

  1. Christiana
  2. Caroline

IV. LAURA M. NIEBAUM

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II. DESCENDANTS OF MARGARET STEINER SCHAEFFER

Charles Schaeffer (deceased)
Margaret Steiner Schaeffer, born Dec. 19, 1829, died Aug., 1913

I. JULIA SCHAEFFER married Win. Ehrhardt

1. E. Stella Ehrhardt married Albert Hanners

a. Harvey
b. Laverne
c. Warren
d. Vivian (deceased)
e. Eleanor
f. Albert

2. Alvin Ehrhardt married ___________ (unknown, sic.)

a. Lawrence
b. Ray

3. Edward Ehrhardt married

a. Kenneth
b. Grace
c. Irene
d. Lola

4. Laura Ehrhardt (deceased)
5. Delmar Ehrhardt
6. Milton Ehrhardt
7. Clinton Ehrhardt

II. ANNIE SCHAEFFER married Fred Shunk

  1. Lydia
  2. Philip married ________ (unknown, sic.)
  3. Clara
  4. Wesley

III. DESCENDANTS OF JOHN B. STEINER

John B. Steiner, born Dec. 31, 1831, died Jan. 29, 1917, married Agnes Kafiisch (deceased); (2) Susan Renner (died 1924)

I. JULIA STEINER married Henry Grantman (deceased)

  1. Agnes Grantman married Rev. Wm. Abe
    1. a. William
  2. Laura (deceased)
  3. Anna Grantman

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4. Clara Grantman married Raymond Lepien

a. Ivah Rae
b. Marjorie Lepien

5. Alma Grantman
6. Henry Grantman married __________ (unknown, sic.)
7. Lillian Grantman married Will Scheer

a. William
b. Lois

8. John Grantman married _______(unknown, sic.)

a. James
b. Jean

9. Harold

II. JACOB D. STEINER married Amanda Corte

1. John Steiner married _________(unknown, sic.)

a. Marine Dall
b. Marguerite Au

2. Edwin Steiner
3. Roy Steiner
4. Edna Steiner
5. Alan Steiner married _______(unknown, sic.)

a. Shirley May
b. Donna May
c. Marcile

6. Mildred Steiner

III. JOHN F. STEINER married Sophie Kaiser

1. Adelheit Steiner married Elden Gieske
2. Lillian Steiner
3. Gertrude Steiner married Frank T. Neal

a. William John
b. Helen Barbara

4. Elizabeth Steiner

IV. WM. H. STEINER (deceased) married Sarah George

1. Susanne
2. Victor
3. Edna
4. Beulah
5. Marguerite

V. SARAH STEINER married Geo. Renner (deceased)

1. John Renner married _______ (unknown, sic.)

a. Lyle John

2. Laura
3. George

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VI. EMMA STEINER married Fred Geier

1.Myrtle Geier married Dr. E. Wegner

a. Mary Jean

2. John Roy Geier married

a. James Roy
b. Donald

VII. EDWARD E. STEINER married Lizzie Steiner (see also V. under Jacob J. Steiner)

1. Florence Steiner married Fred Scheer

a. Janette
b. Virginia
c. Donald

2. Myrtle
3. Lucile

VIII. LAURA STEINER married John Zimmerman

2. Lillian
3. John
4. Anna
5. Ruth

IX. LILLIE STEINER married August Huebner

1. Jewell John
2. Merlin

IV. DESCENDANTS OF KATHERINE STEINER RAGATZ

Oswald Ragatz, born March 17, 1833, died April 26, 1880 Katherine Steiner Ragatz, born Aug. 17, 1834, died Oct. 7 1910

I. ANNA RAGATZ (deceased) married Wm. Stegner (deceased)

  1. Arthur W. D.
  2. Dewayne
  3. Grace Stegner married Bert Cable
  4. Hope Stegner married Mr. Olin
  5. May Stegner married Mr. Shobert

II. LYDIA RAGATZ (deceased) married Mr. Weber

1. Waldo

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III. JULIA RAGATZ (deceased) married Washington Stegnet

  1. Susan (deceased)
  2. Evangeline (deceased)
  3. Ruth Stegner married H. Horman
  4. Gertrude (deceased)
  5. Edward
  6. Wesley

IV. CHRISTINA RAGATZ (deceased) married Mr. Duttenhofer

V. SAM RAGATZ (deceased)

VI. EDWARD O. RAGATZ (deceased)

1. Edward

VII. EMMA L. RAGATZ (deceased)

VIII. BENJAMIN J. RAGATZ married

1. Oswald

IX. ARTHUR F. RAGATZ married Martha J. Dickinson (died July 18, 1918)

  1. Marguerite (deceased)
  2. Gladys (deceased)
  3. Henry

Married (2) Ruth Hammond ( Arthur's second marriage, sic.)

V. DESCENDANTS OF ANNA STEINER RALL

Charles Otto Rail, born Feb. 28, 1838, died July 30, 1897 Anna Steiner Rall, born Sept. 11, 1836, died Jan. 27, 1900 (See under Rall Family)

VI. DESCENDANTS OF CHRISTINA STEINER HUELSTER

Frederick Huelster, born Sept. 25, 1830, died April 6, 1905 Christina Steiner Huelster, born Dec. 5, 1838, died Jan. 23, 1899

I. HENRY F. HUELSTER married Friederika Neff

1. Mildred Huelster married Marshall B. Elson

a. Ardis
b. Marshall, Jr.

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2. Wallace Huelster married Helen

a. Doris
b. Helen
c. Marjorie

3. Howard Huelster married Gladys Finell

a. Dorothy Louise
b. Howard, Jr.

II. EMMA L. HUELSTER married John H. Niebaum

  1. Robert J. (deceased)
  2. Clara Niebaum married Edward T. Brown
  3. Sarah

III. SARA HUELSTER married Charles F. Keiser

1. Wilbert Keiser married Lucile Marshall

a. Richard

2. Florence

IV. CLARA HUELSTER

V. FRED HUELSTER married Juanira Koser

  1. Lowell
  2. Harold
  3. Earl

VI. ARTHUR HUELSTER married Martha Denstead

  1. Alice
  2. Robert

VII. ADDA HUELSTER married Fred Millhouse

  1. Russell married
  2. Gretchen

VIII. ELIZABETH HUELSTER married Karl Knoche

  1. Jack Henry
  2. Margaret Elizabeth
  3. Carla

IX. LUELLA HUELSTER married Craveford Bishop

  1. James Bashford
  2. Crawford Morrison
  3. Richard Winton
  4. Leighton
  5. Barbara

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VII. DESCENDANTS OF JACOB J. STEINER

Jacob J. Steiner, born Feb. 17, 1843, married Sophia Raling, died 1896; (2) Matilda Diesterhaupt

I. OTTO C. STEINER married

  1. Herbert
  2. Arnold
  3. Joos
  4. Viola

II. FRED W. STEINER married Dora Rose

  1. Jacob Steiner married __________(Unknown, sic.)
  2. Mildred Steiner married Fred Scharf
  3. Sylvia Steiner married Allie Kiefer
  4. Bernice Steiner
  5. Claude Steiner

III. AMELIA STEINER married Robert Bentley

  1. Earl Bentley married ________ (unknown, sic)
  2. Ruth
  3. Roy

IV. HENRY F. STEINER married Minnie Zimmerman

  1. Gertrude married Herbert Fenner
  2. Irene

V. LIZZIE STEINER married Ed Steiner (For balance see VIII under John B. Steiner)

VI. ESTHER STEINER

VII. GEORGE J. STEINER married Susan Welch

  1. Theresa
  2. Lillian
  3. Mabel
  4. Joan

At the time of Grandmother Steiner's death in 1905, she had 132 living descendants. These tables show the following direct descendants up to 1925: 9 children, 49 grandchildren, 189 great-grandchildren, and 44 great-great-grandchildren, or 291 in all. Of these, 261 are now living. Grandfather Julius Friedrich Rall died in 1842 and Grandmother Rall in 1867. Their descendants to date have numbered 69, that is, 4 children, 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Of these descendants, 49 are now living.

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Information provided courtesy of Jim Bishop.


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